Chef Rene Helit
Chef Rene Helit

Chef Rene Helit

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$40/person
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Responds in about 2 hours

Introduction: I am Chef Rene Helit and I am from Guam, but currently cooking it up in ATX! I started my private chef business in the beginning of 2020. I have been in the culinary field for 8 years and still going! I enjoy cooking for guests and love to hear about what they like or enjoyed about it. I do meal plans, private dinners, and small in-home parties. I get in touch with my clients to know what type of foods they like, their allergies, their diet, and whatever I need to know to understand their flavor profile. If you are into fitness, I can provide you nutritional macros to go along with my custom made recipes just for you! Allow me to give you a memorable experience or be there for you home cook meals. Always. If you have any questions please email me or check out my website. Do you know anyone interested in chef's cooking services? For every successful weekly referral, you get a 25% OFF Private Dinner to use! ​
Overview

Hired 32 times

Serves Austin, TX

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1 employee

2 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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Facebook, Instagram

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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  • Personal Chef - Wimberley 2020

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  • Private Dinner, October 10, 2020 - Taste of the Pa

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

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Nisha D.
Dec 8, 2021
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Rene was absolutely wonderful. Our family could not stop raving about the meal he thoughtfully prepared for us. He was so easy to work with, responsive to questions and so accommodating to our cuisine preferences and went above and beyond with the actual meal. I loved working with him and would absolutely hire him again for future events! You will not be disappointed if you work with Rene!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • American - casual • American - formal • Italian • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Avani D.
3 weeks ago
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Chef cooked an amazing meal for 12 guests! He worked with all our dietary needs and was super creative! Thanks for making our dinner a great success!!

Details: Date night • 11 - 20 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • American - formal • American - casual • Southern • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Asian • French • Vegetarian or vegan • Gluten free or celiac • Dairy intolerant • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Kelley C.
Jul 12, 2021
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Chef Rene was quick to respond, has integrity, and connections. He's honest, helping us decide on a class versus having him cook for us, and he put us in touch with someone who is going to teach us some tips and tricks. Thank you, Chef Rene!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Erica C.
Jun 27, 2021
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Rene was awesome and created a unique menu for my husband’s birthday. It was a super comfortable and unforgettable experience, not to mention the food was absolutely AMAZING!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Victor L.
Mar 13, 2022
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Great experience! Rene is very professional and very talented. I recommend him!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 2 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • American - formal • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Rene Bautista Helit Jr

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Current Discounts can be viewed on my profile introduction. Prices vary and can be viewed on my website. Meal Preps: $200-$500 Private Dinners: $125+ Per Person Small In-Home Parties: $400-$2500

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I start with a questionnaire to be filled out so I can understand the client's likes, dislikes, allergies, diets, and whatever I need to create the right menu or recipe. Next is the Menu/Recipe development and I will get in touch with my clients to assure they have best possible menu for them for their occasion or for their meal plans. A 50% deposit will be addressed. Book a date for the appointment and I will get my ingredients fresh on that day on my way to the client or hosts' home where I will use their kitchen to prep, cook, and put a way the food. The final part is the clean up after my service! Then comes the final payment and feel free to tip!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have an Associate of Arts Degree in Culinary Arts. I am ServSafe Certified and have Food & Beverage Manager Certificate. I have been in the culinary field since 2012 and I am still cooking it up! My classical training comes from high school and college when I was in Guam. I did few savory, and more pastries when I was back home. 2016 I took a job for Norwegian Cruise Line where I focused all aspects of savory and hot foods which made me develop more into a hot side chef. I came to Austin, TX in 2018, got a chef position then I left to start my own private service!

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